North Korea: Kim Jong-un pictured watching rocket launch

Still photographs have been released of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a rocket firing drill. At the North’s strategic force unit, the photographs show Kim speaking to military officials and rockets being fired. The North’s state-run television KRT said Kim Jong-un called on troops to prepare for both words Continue Reading

Air Algerie plane crashes with 116 people on board

A plane en route to Algeria has crashed after it lost contact with airline Algerie. The aircraft took off from Burkina Faso in West Africa and was uncontactable for several hours. However an Algerian aviation official has now confirmed the plane has crashed. Spanish airline Swiftair, which is thought to Continue Reading

Unconscious dog rescued by firefighters after blaze at flat in Chile

A dog was resuscitated by medics after being found by firefighters as they were tackling a blaze in Chile. The fire is said to have broken out at around 4pm on Monday, from the 12th floor of an old block of flats in the capital of Santiago. Among the victims Continue Reading

How we’ll find extraterrestrial life in 20 to 30 years

If there is life outside of Earth, whatever it may be probably already knows we exist. Former NASA astronaut John Grunsfield has said so-called “aliens” would be able to sense our presence – even without visiting our planet. Speaking yesterday, Grunsfield said yesterday that changes that life on Earth has Continue Reading

Costa Concordia: Stricken cruise liner starts last voyage

The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner is being towed away from the Italian island where it struck rocks and capsized two years ago, killing 32 people. Tug boats are slowly swinging the 114,500 tonne vessel around to the east, so it will be facing in the right direction Continue Reading

Three-year-old boy stuck in a washing machine is cut free by firefighters in China

A young boy in eastern China had to be rescued after he found himself stuck in a washing machine. Firefighters had to cut the 3-year-old free by opening up the back of the appliance using hydraulic sheers. They managed to remove the drum intact with the boy still inside and Continue Reading

Commonwealth Games: The Queen ‘photobombs’ Australian hockey star’s selfie

When the Queen arrived at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland’s National Hockey Centre this morning, she probably wasn’t expecting to become an internet hit. But that’s because she probably wasn’t planning on creating the world’s best ever photobomb. Yes. that’s right. The Queen made a special guest appearance in the Continue Reading

WORLD FIRST: Scientists film death of white blood cell and discover alert system

In a world first, the death of a human white blood cell has been caught on camera. Researchers at La Trobe University in Australia used time lapse photography to make this video, showing a white blood cell as it died – A key component of the body’s defence against disease. Continue Reading

Taiwan plane crash: TransAsia Airways crash kills at least 40

A plane has crashed off the coast of Taiwan, killing 47 people and injuring 11. The TranAsia accident happened as the pilot was making second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on the island of Penghu. The ATR-72 aircraft was carrying 54 passengers and four crew members when it crashed Continue Reading

Man in China builds his own Batmobile

Holy handywork Batman. A man in China has spent 70,000 yuan creating his own life-sized replica of the Batmobile from Christopher Nolan’s Batman films. The replica was built out of recycled materials by Li Weilei at his workshop in Shanghai. And its not the first Batmobile the former actor and Continue Reading